The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a center of excellence in educational research and Islamic Thought whose main interest is carrying out evidence-based research in advancing education in Muslim societies and disseminating this research through publication and translation, teaching, policy recommendations, and strategic engagements.
IIIT was established in 1981. Its headquarters are situated in Herndon, Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington DC. IIIT has established cooperation with a number of institutions and organizations in a number of capitals world-wide in order to carry out the Institute’s activities and programs. The Institute is governed by a Board of Trustees that meets regularly and periodically elects one of its members to serve as President.
The Institute is a non-profit intellectual forum working on educational, academic and societal issues to promote and support research projects, organize intellectual and cultural meetings, publish scholarly works, and engage in teaching and training. IIIT has a large number of researchers and scholars from various parts of the world.
The Institute conducts its educational and training activities and courses through its institutional division, The Fairfax Institute.
To conduct and disseminate educational research to empower Muslim Societies with data-driven recommendations for transformative education policy and practice.
The Institute seeks to achieve its objectives by:
- Carrying out evidence-based research in advancing education in Muslim societies.
- Disseminating research through publication and translation, teaching, policy recommendations, and strategic engagements.
- Exploring educational issues at the intersection of policy, pedagogy, curricula, governance, and evaluation of impact.
- Renewal of Islamic Thought as an impetus to advancing education in Muslim societies.